Rabbi Ben Goldberg became a rabbi in order to share the transformational power of Jewish living and learning with contemporary Jews. He is passionate about making the depths of Jewish tradition speak to contemporary realities, and building purpose-driven spiritual community.
Rabbi Goldberg was ordained in 2018 by the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he also received an MA in Midrash (Jewish scriptural interpretation). He received the Bernard and Sydell Citron Scholastic Prize (for an outstanding graduate of JTS), the Rabbi Joel Roth Prize in Rabbinics, and the Cyrus Adler Prize (for the outstanding student entering the graduating class) from JTS.
During rabbinical school, Rabbi Goldberg served as the Student Rabbi at Beth El Synagogue in Woodbury, CT and as Rabbinic Intern at Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains, NJ. He interned at Rutgers Hillel, T’ruah (a rabbinic human rights organization), and Hillel International. He completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Lankenau Medical Center near Philadelphia and spent two amazing summers directing Hebrew-language musicals at Camp Ramah in the Poconos. So whether your interest is in scripture, spiritual support, or singing, Rabbi Goldberg aims to connect with everyone in our community and beyond.
Born and raised near Philadelphia, Rabbi Goldberg is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he earned a degree in history and Jewish studies. Before enrolling at JTS, he studied for a year at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem. He lives in Port Chester with his husband Daniel Olson, a Jewish educator.